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The 2021 Montana Association of Planners Conference will be held in Missoula, Montana at the Holiday Inn Downtown from Monday, September 13, through Wednesday, September 15, 2021. To say we are looking forward to it is an understatement.

Although we expect widespread vaccination and reduced restrictions from COVID-19 by the time our conference rolls around, we will be working with the Holiday Inn and the Missoula City-County Health Department to design an event that complies with all COVID-19 guidelines, as well as any best practices for hosting a safe and risk-free conference. Your safety is our highest priority!

or call (406) 721-8550 to reserve under the block MAP Conference 2021, group code M22

Conference Agenda

We are excited to announce that the 2021 MAP Conference Agenda is here! The schedule includes four tracks that focus on our built and natural environments, making connections during and post COVID-19, health and housing equity, and professional development.

Keynote Speaker

Mike Lydon is co-founder and Principal at Street Plans. Mike is an internationally sought after planner, author, speaker, and designer of livable cities. He was named by Planetizen in 2018 as one of the 100 most influential urbanists. Mike has led more than 100 temporary and permanent street redesign projects across the United States and delivered more than 275 keynotes, workshops, trainings, and lectures, exerting a global influence on how people think about transforming the public realm. 

Mike is the creator and primary author of the The Open Streets Project and the globally acclaimed digital series Tactical Urbanism: Short-Term Action, Long-Term Change Vol. 1 – 5. With Tony Garcia, Mike is the recipient of the 2017 Seaside Prize and co-author of the full-length book Tactical Urbanism, published by Island Press in March 2015, and honored by Planetizen as one of the top 10 planning books of the past decade. Mike also collaborated with Andres Duany and Jeff Speck in writing The Smart Growth Manual, published by McGraw-Hill in 2009. Mike most recently co-authored NACTO’s Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery and the Streets for Voting Guide, which seeks to help cities and boards of elections utilize streets and other public spaces for election activities.

Mike currently serves on Transportation Alternative’s Executive Committee for the New York City Harbor Ring project and is an advisor to the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Before launching Street Plans in 2009, Mike worked for Smart Growth Vermont, the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition, and Ann Arbor’s GetDowntown Program. From 2006 – 2009 Lydon worked for Duany Plater-Zyberk and Company (DPZ), an international leader in the practice of smart growth planning, design, and research techniques.


The MAP Conference would not be successful without our partners who help contribute through sponsorship opportunities. 100% of your sponsorship will go towards funding and supporting this years conference ensuring an educational, entertaining, and successful event. If you are interested in raising the profile of your organization among the other public and private planners across the state, or if you just want to make learning and networking possible at this conference, please check out our sponsorship details.

Past Conferences

Montana Association of Planners 2019 Annual Conference

Registration for this event is closed (expired)

Montana Association of Planners 2018 Annual Conference

Registration for this event is closed (expired)